By: Joe Graedon November 19, 2018 13 Comments
    A DUI Driving Citation After Taking Ambien (Zolp…

    Americans love sleeping pills, especially Ambien (zolpidem). At last count nearly 20 million prescriptions are dispensed annually in the U.S. Once people start taking Ambien (zolpidem), many keep on t…

    By: Joe Graedon December 4, 2017 43 Comments
    Sleeping Pills for Seniors: A Scary Solution for…

    Do you have trouble sleeping? That’s just a natural outcome of accumulating lots of birthdays, right? Actually, insomnia is not a normal consequence of aging. According to the National Poll on Healt…

    By: Joe Graedon June 19, 2017 9 Comments
    Do Zolpidem (Ambien) Side Effects Include Horrib…

    Zolpidem remains a very popular prescription sleeping aid. When it was only available as the brand name drug Ambien, millions took it to get a "good night's sleep." These days zolpidem (Ambien) side e…

    By: Terry Graedon June 2, 2014 12 Comments
    Sleeping Pill Problems Prompt Reader to Quit

    People are caught in a terrible double bind. On the one hand they are told that chronic sleep deprivation can have negative health consequences including an increased risk of weight gain, type 2 diabe…

    By: Terry Graedon May 17, 2012 0 Comments
    Sleepwalking Is Common

    Americans are surprisingly active at night. That's the conclusion of a survey of more than 19,000 adults. Nearly one in three reported that they have walked in their sleep at some point. People who ta…